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Title: MHX Blanks
Post by: Sandy Kerr on 31/10/2020 at 20:04
Iím looking for a 10ft 6wt blank to build a rod for the boat. Not so easy to find  CTS donít do one. Does anyone have experience of MHX blanks. I see  mixed reviews.
Title: Re: MHX Blanks
Post by: Steven Kidd on 31/10/2020 at 21:43
No idea on this one.....but my current build is an 11ft 5wt , Bloke blank......looks real nice and has a proper through action, fairly mid-flex i'd say.  worth a look for £60.

This will be my loch style boat rod for next year,  :wink

Steven
Title: Re: MHX Blanks
Post by: Sandy Nelson on 01/11/2020 at 09:02
Iíve had hit or miss with MHX
Much Prefer the Bloke blanks.
The XL50 blanks are excellent the new  XGnP  blanks are superb and great value too.
Micks a decent guy to deal with too and some of his kits make building easy.

Sandy
Title: Re: MHX Blanks
Post by: Hamish Young on 01/11/2020 at 10:15
The XL50 have been around for a while, and with good reason as they're good rods - and thus blanks :z16
I have had the opportunity to play with a great many of the Bloke rods at BFCC events  and other 'cast what you brought' events and if I'm honest I'd really like to try the 'loch style' XL50 10'6" #6wt...... which may suit you too Sandy (Kerr) :?


Title: Re: MHX Blanks
Post by: Sandy Kerr on 01/11/2020 at 14:16
Sandy Kerr indeed  :z16

Thanks for that.  Iíll have a look at Bloke blanks. Funny I had a friend recently bemoaning demise of  the 10í6Ē Rod. Is XL 50 medium fast.? Iím always a bit nervous about ďloch styleĒ description. Iím not a fan of  super fast rods . Had an XP and hated it. But donít  like liquorice stick either.
Title: Re: MHX Blanks
Post by: Sandy Nelson on 01/11/2020 at 16:49
Donít be afraid of the Loch style , itís a lovely rod and a perfect companion in the boat.
Iíve made a few of the 5 wts and they are very highly thought of.
I only make fishing rods, not casting weapons these days so itís well worth a punt. You wonít be disappointed  :z18

Sandy
Title: Re: MHX Blanks
Post by: James Laraway on 01/11/2020 at 17:41
I've owned a couple of xl50s. Id describe them as more medium than medium fast. Although Sandy and others who are more expert may correct me 🤣
Title: Re: MHX Blanks
Post by: Sandy Kerr on 01/11/2020 at 23:12
Thanks James. Hmm I find guideline Fario, which some folk love,  too sloppy. Epic Carbon and Radian are speed I like. I wonít use this rod much so looking for cheapish build.
Title: Re: MHX Blanks
Post by: Steven Kidd on 02/11/2020 at 21:54
Hi,
Not to hijack the post, but thought i'd put up some photos of the Bloke 'Loch Style' build, work in progress, getting better each build, :-)........Its all going on!,  :z4

(https://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/gallery/907-021120214804.jpeg) (https://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=6348)

(https://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/gallery/907-021120214834.jpeg) (https://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=6349)

(https://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/gallery/907-021120215406.jpeg) (https://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=6350)
Title: Re: MHX Blanks
Post by: James Laraway on 03/11/2020 at 13:49
very nice. I should really try a build myself....one day....